Click on the link below to view an amazing slide show of photographs of our incredible solar system, galaxy and the Universe. It is a compilation of entries from around the world for "The Royal Observatory Greenwich's Astronomy Photographer of the Year" competition. These photographs are awe-inspiring.
Astronomy Photographer of 2013
(the link starts you on photo 3; I can't seem to find a link that starts on photo 1)
The skies now are vividly beautiful with these cool, crisp Autumn nights. It is humbling, but also inspirational to gaze at this wonderful natural beauty. And also, very spiritually enhancing.
Take time to observe and to know that we are also part of this awesome Universe. Perhaps that sounds somewhat naive in the face of much horror, war and the despicable deeds that humans perpetrate on each other. But I believe there is much goodness, too in this world of ours; I am counting on the combined positive energies of all the good on this planet to keep it spinning. This is a driving force of my Wiccan Path. Honor the Universe, honor ourselves.